Just in the last year or so, my nine year old daughter, Piper, has taken an interest in her own personal fashion. For instance, I used to be able to bring home clothes to her that I liked and selected without her, and she would wear them without too much opinion or fuss.
But she’s getting older (nine this month!), and her appearance is of a growing importance to her. From her shirt to her accessories, all the way down to the side ponytail braid - it matters.
As a mom, this is both exciting and nerve wracking. I love seeing her grow and mature into a beautiful little girl, but then again all the style choices and fashion decisions can be a bit overwhelming.
Recently I took her to shop for a few new pieces at Kmart - a store I love for so many reasons, but particularly because of their cute and affordable clothing selection.
A few super fun pieces we snagged on our trip:
Bongo Junior’s Belted Lace Tunic. Piper was instantly drawn to this beautiful belted lace tunic. Me on the other hand? I wasn’t so sure - it just looked like such a grownup piece! But when she tried it on - I quickly realized she was right all along. The tunic is a fantastic layering piece - and she’s been wearing it over all different color tanks.
Bongo Junior’s Faux Leather Leggings. Ok, Piper and I both loved these leggings - but for different reasons. She adores them because they look “rocker” - and I love them because they go with so much that’s already in her closet. Oh, and they’re only $10!
Bongo Junior’s Infinity Scarf. We saw the selection of scarfs as we were heading to the changing rooms. Accessories are my personal favorite way to inexpensively “change up” my wardrobe - and I thought it would be fun if Piper started collecting a few of her own. Infinity scarfs are super popular right now - and the bright colors and bold prints Kmart offered didn’t disappoint!
This shopping with my daughter thing is a learning process. I’m slowly learning about her style, and embracing the choices and selections she makes. And you know what? The Bongo line at Kmart really gets my Seal of Approval.
How about you? Does your personal style match up with your kid's fashion sense?